Step-By-Step Child Themes for New & Existing WordPress Sites
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Step-By-Step Child Themes for New & Existing WordPress Sites

A beginner's guide to creating child themes and making basic modifications to style your WordPress website
4.7 (22 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
135 students enrolled
Created by Christine Maisel
Last updated 5/2017
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 6 Articles
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Build their own child themes from scratch
  • Customize the look of their website using a child theme
  • Protect site customizations from being lost during theme upgrades
  • Set-up the basic 3 step structure of a child theme
  • Learn how to easily find and make CSS changes to a child theme without knowledge of CSS
  • Create a child theme for an existing site
  • Use plugins for child theme creation if desired
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Requirements
  • No knowledge or experience with child themes is required.
  • Basic knowledge of WordPress is helpful.
  • A self-hosted website is needed to build a child theme.
  • A parent theme (free or premium can be used); Recommendations are provided.
Description

Watch and create your own WordPress child theme as you go through this course. This course is designed for beginners who are unfamiliar with child themes and need to understand when to use a child theme and how to create one. 

Inside we'll cover:

  • What's required to create a child theme
  • How to easily find and customize CSS code without knowing CSS
  • How to set-up the basic 3 step structure of a child theme
  • How to activate a child theme

If you've already created a website or don't feel comfortable creating a child theme from scratch, we'll also cover:

  • How to create a child theme for an existing website
  • How to easily create a child theme using plugins

Follow along as you go through the course and create you first child theme. Walk away with the knowledge of what a child theme is, when you should be using it, what you need to create a child theme and how to do it.

BONUSES:

#1 Download 2 child themes you can modify and use

#2 Download a child theme creation checklist to follow each time you create a child theme

Who is the target audience?
  • Beginners who are new to child themes
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Curriculum For This Course
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Getting Started & Understanding Child Themes
3 Lectures 06:30
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Creating Your Child Theme
8 Lectures 26:36

Top Parent Themes to Use
01:17

Setting Up Your Child Theme
07:34

Activating Your Child Theme
01:41

Adding Functionality & Features to Your Child Theme
03:06

Pulling Styles From Your Parent Theme to Your Child Theme
01:53


Overriding Other Theme Files
03:06
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Going Beyond Your Basic Child Theme
3 Lectures 13:39
How to Create & Add an Image for Your Child Theme
01:33

Creating a Child Theme for an Existing Site
03:10

Using a Plugin to Create a Child Theme
08:56
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Course Resources
4 Lectures 01:30
Child Theme Resources
00:12

Sample Child Theme for Twenty Sixteen WordPress Theme - DOWNLOAD
00:13

Sample Child Theme for DIVI WordPress Theme - DOWNLOAD
00:15

Course Bonus
00:49
About the Instructor
Christine Maisel
4.5 Average rating
6,139 Reviews
77,127 Students
14 Courses
Helping Web Design & SEO Startups

Christine is the founder of the Portable Entrepreneur where she directly helps web design and SEO startups through education, coaching and services. 

Christine has been a web designer for nearly 15 years - 10 of which she has been self-employed. Her work has taken her from working for some start-up dot com companies in the early 2000's to working as a contractor for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense to her own home office.

In her time, she has built 100's of websites and blogs primarily on WordPress and Joomla. Christine has also provided training to individuals and businesses to help them manage their websites on their own with no knowledge of web coding.